Bike Pants: 5 Brands Tested

Bike Pants: 5 Brands Tested

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Function, fashion, durability, comfort, and fit — the growing genre of “pants you can ride a bike in” has high demands.

But multiple manufacturers are up to the challenge, designing trousers that stretch, pad, and reflect when you’re on two wheels, all while looking good at a coffee shop or the office. I tried multiple pairs of these cross-functional trousers this year. Here’s my final word on five brands.

Urban Aesthetic — Chrome Industries Folsom Pant — Click for full review


Pseudo-Dressy (and Waterproof!) — Makers & Riders Weatherproof Jean — Click for full review

Stylish Tech — Arc’teryx A2B Commuter Pant — Click for full review

Biking Jeans — Levi’s Commuter 511 — Click for full review

Made In San Francisco — Cadence Trousers — Click for full review

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.